Drew Brees may be closer to retiring than he let on during the season. I recall a few articles during the year stating that Brees absolutely intends on playing the 2020 season, articles that said he had a taste of retirement when he was injured, and didn't like it, etc. His comments this weekend may put a pause to that optimism though.
"I'm really waiting until football is totally done," Brees said, per Amie Just of the Times-Picayune. "Obviously being here, I'm just very much focused on my family and this opportunity to be around the guys, playing the game. Then, I'll kind of lay low for a little bit, get away and then assess."
"I kind of have a process in mind. And I'll give it a month or so."
"At this stage of my career, it's not a given that I'm coming back every year, but when that time comes, I'll always be a Saint,"
Those aren't the words of a guy who is dead set on returning next year. That's a guy who is very much considering calling it a day, but hasn't quite made up his mind yet...which is a remarkable change from where he was at a few months ago.